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Dale E. Falconer

October 29, 1948 October 17, 2014
Dale E. Falconer
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Dale E. Falconer

Winnebago - Dale E. Falconer, 65, of Winnebago, died Friday, October 17, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy illness. Born October 29, 1948, in Rockford, the son of Dr. Everett G. and Vara C. (Fifer) Falconer. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1966, attended Bradley University, Rock Valley College and then UW Whitewater when he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. Dale married Barbara Kohler on October 6, 1973, in Como Community Church. He began his career at Seward Screw Products, Inc. immediately upon his discharge in 1972. Instrumental with the company's growth, he eventually served as president and chairman of the board. Dale actively supported and mentored the Winnebago robotics team, Winnovation; supported WOTM (Women of Today's Manufacturing), the EIGERlab, along with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. He served as president of the board of First National Bank of Winnebago several years ago, and was past-president of Stateline Angels, an organization that mentors small start-up businesses. Dale also served the Seward School Center and Seward Historical Society, and was a member of the Rockford Skeet Club and the Plug and Pellet. He enjoyed golfing, sailing, and skeet and trap shooting.

Dale is lovingly survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, Virginia (Ebrahim) Sarkarati of Merritt Island, Fla; sister-in-law, Brenda Falconer of Rockford; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kohler of Elkhorn; niece, Sarah (Alex) Luna of Byron; nephews, Andrew (Lisa) Falconer of Park Ridge, David (Shannon) Sarkarati of Winter Park, Fla. and Kamran (Linda) Sarkarati of Melbourne, Fla.; numerous cousins, extended family on Barbara's side and dear friends he considered family. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Lloyd E. Falconer; and father-in-law, John Kohler.

Funeral Information

Gathering of family and friends from noon to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Giovanni's, 610 Bell School Road, Rockford, with sharing of memories at 2:00 p.m. Visitation 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Cremation rites have been accorded.
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